School of Medicine

John A. Moran Eye Center Fellowships

Neuro-Ophthalmology

We offer a one-year fellowship in neuro-ophthalmology at the Moran Eye Center. As with most ophthalmology fellowship programs, this is not an approved PGY–5 ACGME position, but a visiting instructor paid faculty positions. It is, however, affiliated with an ACGME accredited ophthalmology residency program. We have outstanding opportunities for both ophthalmology and neurology-trained residents in neuro-ophthalmology. Our goal is for a fellow to be able to practice neuro-ophthalmology ethically, thoughtfully, comprehensively, independently, and confidently through clinical work, research, and teaching.

Opportunities

Our fellows have outstanding opportunities to see a wide variety of clinical neuro-ophthalmic abnormalities because we are the only tertiary care center in the intermountain west and the only neuro-ophthalmology academic group between Denver and San Francisco. Our patients come from the entire region, with many diverse neuro-ophthalmic conditions. This broad clinical experience will equip our fellow to practice in a variety of settings including academic and private practice.

Our fellows also have an opportunity to do research and present at the national North American Neuro-ophthalmology Society. In addition, ample teaching opportunities exist within the departments of ophthalmology and neurology.

Requirements

If ophthalmology trained you will be required to take faculty call and also obtain privileges at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center therefore we can ONLY hire US Citizens.

Faculty

Our faculty are excellent teachers and guides; each one gives personal attention to each fellow. Judith E. A. Warner, MD, professor, specializes in the clinical care of difficult neuro-ophthalmic cases. Bradley J. Katz MD, PhD, professor, has research interests in the genetics of neuro-ophthalmic conditions: anterior ischemic optic neuropathy, giant cell arteritis, and blepharospasm. Kathleen B. Digre, MD, professor, specializes in idiopathic intracranial hypertension, eye pain, migrainous visual phenomenon, and photophobia; and Alison Crum, MD, assistant professor who practices both neuro-ophthalmology and oculoplastic medicine provides medical and surgical treatments for visual disorders. Her interests include treatment of Graves' disease and treatment of papilledema.

Contact Us

We hope you will inquire further about our fellowship. Feel free to contact anyone of us.

Sincerely, Kathleen Digre, Bradley Katz, Judith Warner, and Alison Crum

kathleen.digre@hsc.utah.edu; bradley.katz@hsc.utah.edu; judith.warner@hsc.utah.edu, and alison.crum@hsc.utah.edu